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Repurposed laptops for St Wilfrids

Repurposed laptops for St Wilfrids

Addressing climate change is not limited to reducing our dependence on burning fossil fuels for energy by replacing them with renewable energy. We can also help by recycling. We are pleased to report that, through our Community fund, we donated 4 repurposed laptops for students 

Annual Generation 2020

Annual Generation 2020

Our first solar array at Grange Farm, Turners Hill, went live in 2015. Since then six further sites have gone live, the last at Bridges Yard at Pease Pottage in May 2020. The chart and the spreadsheet below are based on figures to be published 

Annual Generation 2019

Annual Generation 2019

Our first solar array at Grange Farm, Turners Hill, went live in 2015. Since then six further sites have gone live, the last at Bridges Yard at Pease Pottage in May 2020, where it is too early for us to have annual generation figures. The 

7th Site goes live, at Bridges, Pease Pottage

7th Site goes live, at Bridges, Pease Pottage

Our 7th solar installation at G.W & G Bridges Ltd, Pease Pottage, was completed just a few days before the lock-down. Unfortunately commissioning, where we switch the system on, was delayed as the site was shut down due to social distancing regulations. However, we found 

Repower Balcombe supports Forest Row Community Fridge

Repower Balcombe supports Forest Row Community Fridge

A Community Fridge is a refrigerator (colloquially “fridge”) located in a public space. It enables food to be shared within a community, as anyone can put food in and take food out. The main aim of Community Fridges is to reduce food waste. They also enable people facing hardship to have 

The Times at Grange Farm

The Times at Grange Farm

The Times, November 28 2019, 5:00pm When Gordon Jarvis was asked by a group of villagers if he would allow solar panels on the roof of his cowshed, he agreed straight away. “The roof is here, the sun shines on that side. At the end 

Riding Sunbeam – Before Dawn

Riding Sunbeam – Before Dawn

28th February 2019 RePower Balcombe’s Directors and Committee members were out in force at an event to celebrate the latest update on the Riding Sunbeams project. It’s all systems go, with funding secured for a proof of concept where the technical solutions will be tested 

2019 AGM: 13th April at Crawley Down School

2019 AGM: 13th April at Crawley Down School

Our AGM is on Saturday 13th April at 10.00 am at Crawley Down School, East Grinstead. All our members are welcome, along with their friends and family. Our guest speaker is Ollie Pendered, Chief Executive of Community Energy South, who will talk about the groundbreaking 

Jeremy Quin MP visits REPOWER

Jeremy Quin MP visits REPOWER

As part of the Government’s ‘Green GB Week‘ REPOWER Balcombe (RPB) invited Horsham MP, Jeremy Quin, to Turners Hill Primary school. The aim of the meeting was to share with Jeremy the huge ‘green’ achievements made by the school itself, and in partnership with RPB. Jeremy 

Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe

Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe

Welcome to RePOWER Balcombe: A project that aims to generate the equivalent to 100% of Balcombe’s electricity demand through community-owned locally-generated renewable energy.   In 2015 RePOWERBalcombe installed 45kWp of solar photovoltaics (PV), at a local farm and two local schools. In 2016, thanks to a successful